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Table 2 Data Sources

From: Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation

Source Number Dates Type of data
Sources informing initial programme theories
 Published literature   From Nov 2016 Papers and reports
 Stakeholder interviews 4 leaders at macro level June – Sept 2017 Interview transcripts
 Baseline survey 321 midwives responded Oct – Dec 2017 Survey data including free text
 Participant observations Local and national events From Jan 2017 Field notes
Sources for testing programme theories (in addition to above)
 Facilitated CMC Team Meetings 12 meetings Dec 2018 - Aug 2019 Field notes & summaries
 CMC team surveys 15 (Team 1: 11 surveys, 50 responses; Team 2: 2 surveys, 18 responses) Jan -Sept 2019 Quality improvement survey data
 Local implementation meetings   Feb 2017 - Sept 2019 Field notes
 National implementation and leader meetings   May 2018 - Sept 2019 Field notes
 Women receiving CMC from local teams 89 women Feb – Nov 2019 Service evaluation questionnaire data including free text
 Wider workforce not in CMC team 36 midwives: 12 community and 24 hospital based Feb- March 2019 Audit data
 Participant observations National stakeholder events March 2017 and May 2019 Field notes
 One-to-one midwife interviews 9 midwives: 4 leaders (3 not in health board); 2 in CMC teams; 3 in standard model. May – Aug 2019 Interview transcripts